Obama's certification starts a 60-day waiting period to implement the repeal — before "Don't Ask Don't Tell" is officially a thing of the past.
"As of September 20th, service members will no longer be forced to hide who they are in order to serve our country," Obama said.
The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy forced gays to keep their sexual orientation secret if they wanted to serve in the U.S. armed forces. Last year, Obama signed a landmark law repealing the policy.This really is a historic legislative victory. Now, onto the repeal of DOMA.
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